When it was announced last year that Joseph Fiennes would be portraying Michael Jackson in an upcoming TV series, there was a mass of division across the internet about whether a white actor should be playing the King of Pop.
Now, as the first image of Fiennes as Jackson has appeared, the legendary recording artist’s teenage daughter, Paris, has weighed in with her own opinion – and suffice to say, the 18-year-old is none too impressed.
After being asked on Twitter by a Michael Jackson themed podcast’s account for her thoughts on the controversial casting, Paris wrote that she was “so incredibly offended by it, as I'm sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to
The teenage Jackson also condemned the new show Urban Myths – which partly focuses on a story that MJ, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando took a road-trip across the states in the wake of 9/11 – for “insulting” her “godmother Liz” as well.
“Where is the respect?” Paris continued. “They worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. Shameful portrayal.”
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